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Old 08-22-19, 09:46 AM
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Any problem with having two bikes? A new commuter bike would quickly pay for itself in the gas costs or transit fare you are saving by commuting, and might give you a more comfortable ride, and you could carry your gear on a rack to avoid backpack-induced back sweat. You could also get fenders to extend your commuting into light rain. When I was working full time I rode 140 days a year and took public transit the other days for about $5/day. That's $700/year in savings by riding - enough to get a good second hand commuter bike two or three time a year if I wanted to!
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